How can I become a Mentor?

CSU Stanislaus faculty members wishing to participate in the Faculty Mentor Program can call the FMP office at (209) 667-3021, or drop by the FMP office located in the University Student Union (USU), room 103.

What is mentoring?

"A mentor is a person who acts as a sponsor, advocate, guide-or who teaches, advises, trusts, critiques, another to express, pursue and finalize his/her goals." Van Zant 1980

FMP's mentors are specifically trained to meet the needs of CSU, Stanislaus students. Mentors are committed to working with students and enhancing their opportunities for success. The Faculty represents a wide range of academic disciplines. Currently we have thirty seven faculty mentors from sixteen departments.

The faculty participate in on going training for new faculty, mentor recruits and established faculty mentors. Training includes but not limited to, the review and history of the program, team building, cultural awareness, understanding diversity, and interpersonal strategies for improved communication. CSU, Stanislaus faculty mentors agree the "experiential" workshops are successful, helpful, and that the opportunities for discussion also allow them to get to know each other better. In addition to the personal meeting times arranged between mentors and their protégés, the faculty mentors and student protégés meet on a monthly basis that is arranged and provided by the program.

What does a mentor do?

  • Inspires you in bad times
  • Develops the self-confidence needed for growth
  • Shares your values and ideas
  • Guides you with mutual trust and understanding
  • Helps you design clear and realistic goals
  • Shares your dreams and enlarges your vision
  • Encourages responsible behavior
  • Believes in you
  • Motivates, encourages, and advises you to succeed
  • Helps you expand your horizons
  • Assists you during a crisis or a turning point
  • Boosts your self esteem
  • Broadens your contacts on campus and in the community
  • Supports your career and educational goals

How long does mentoring last?

Mentor-Protégé relationships can develop into friendships that last a lifetime.

FMP Trained Mentor List

Last Name, First Name Email Address Department Office Phone
Aleman, Elvin Chemistry N 359 667-3783
Avwunudiogba, Austin Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies C 216A 667-3221
Bell, Ellen Anthropology C 237B 667-6523
Burroughs, Nancy Communication Studies DBH 128 667-3271
Cook, Gina Psychology C 223D 667-3575
Colnic, Dave Political Science C 130B 667-2478
Davis, Scott English L 195D 667-3883
Espinoza, Suzanne Student Affairs MSR 360 667-3177
Eudey, Betsy Gender Studies C 107B 664-6673
Foreman, Bill English DBH 234B 664-6509
Gerson, Marina Biology N 272 664-6547
Giaramita, Marty Geology N 151 667-3558
Gonzales, Christy Liberal Studies DBH 300 667-3749
Guichard, AnaMarie Psychology C 231F 667-3382
Hurner, Sheryl Communication Studies DBH 134 664-3270
Jaasma, Marge Academic Affairs MSR 372 667-3023
Jasek-Rysdahl, Kelvin Economics C 101 667-3182
Kohlhaas, Ann Biology N 275 667-3695
Lopez-Contreras, Enrique Modern Languages DBH 229 667-3501
Luevano, Victor Psychology C 231-G 667-3096
Marcell, Taylor Kinesiology FH 132 667-6692
Miller, Donald "Don" English L195M 667-3361
Nainby, Keith Communication Studies DBH 127 667-3523
Olivant, Katie Liberal Studies DBH 336 667-6813
Phillips, Shane Chemistry N 359 667-3545
Powell, Brent Kinesiology FH 132 667-3348
Russell, Scott Chemistry N 365 664-6870
Soodjinda, Daniel Liberal Studies DBH 344 664-6607
Stessman, Chad Chemistry N 364 664-6667
Stessman, Nhu-Y Chemistry N 363 667-3555
Stone, Koni Chemistry N 364 664-6667
Strongin, Dawn Psychology C 237 667-3562
Wallace, Richard Anthropology C 215B 667-3228
Williams, Gary Psychology C 231 667-3386
Wooley, Stuart Biology N 262 664-6926
Youngblom, Jim Biology N 264 667-3950
Watson, Flora Biology N 276 667-3483